These sticks of buttery bread are light, crisp with a touch of sweetness…so addictive, you will not stop eating until they are all gone.
I don’t know if this is the right name for these bread sticks, I saw the recipe on a Taiwanese channel on YouTube and could not resist to try as soon as I could. Apparently, they are very popular in Hualien, a town on the east side of Taiwan…and this is how they call these sticks of bread basted with butter and sprinkled with sugar.
From my understanding, people line up in front of bakeries to buy these bread sticks…now…you tell me if the name makes sense and if you would line up for these bread sticks…although I must tell you that these bread sticks are very addictive…and I need to control the amount I make as they can be gone in one sitting…
– Why should you try these buttery bread sticks?
Because they are super easy to make, using leftover sandwich bread, butter and sugar. Yes, only 3 ingredients!
– How do they taste?
They are so light, so airy, and so tasty, buttery with a touch of sweetness, which can be adapted to your taste, more or less butter, more or less sugar…it is totally up to you.
– Do I need an air-fryer?
No…actually the original recipe was done in regular oven…I adjusted the recipe using air-fryer…if you own an air-fryer, this is the way to go for these bread sticks, much faster and easier…
– No more talk, ready to explore the recipe?
- Slices of sandwich bread
Freeze the slices of bread for at least 30 minutes or overnight. By freezing the slices of bread, will facilitate the cutting.
Cut each slice of bread into five to six sticks.
Layer the bread sticks in an oven safe pan or cookie sheet and bake in a pre-heated oven of 130oC (265oF) for 15 minutes. Flip the bread sticks and bake for another 15 minutes. Make sure the bread sticks are totally dry and crisp.
Alternatively, you can use the air-fryer by placing the bread stick into the basket and air-fry at approximately 275oC for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bread sticks are totally dry.
Remove the dry bread sticks from the oven or air-fryer and baste with semi melted butter (for more buttery and sugary sticks) or melted butter (for a mild butter with less sugar) on two sides of the bread stick (opposite).
Dip the bread stick butter side on a dish with sugar. Repeat on the other side.
Place the buttery sugary bread stick back on the oven safe pan of air-fryer basket (sugar side facing top and bottom).
Bake again at 265oF for 15 minutes or in the air-fryer at 275oC for 10 minutes. Please adjust the temperature and time accordingly, making sure the sugar does not burn.
Remove from the oven or air-fryer. Cool completely before serving.
Store in an airtight container.
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